Crop agriculture provides mankind’s increasing population with foods, fibres and fuel and this course provides you with knowledge and practical skills in crop management and crop improvement. You will gain a combination of practical expertise and academic understanding to develop key skills.
You will learn the principles of crop production, including the latest advances in plant pathology, integrated pest management and soil health.
Listed below are the core modules for this course. If you would like to view each in greater detail, please click on each module title:
- Crop Physiology and Production
- Advances in Crop Protection
- Soil, Water and Plant Mineral Nutrition
- Project/Work Placement/Dissertation
- Climate Change
- Organic and Other Low Input Systems
- Cereal, Oilseed & Root Crop Agronomy
- Introduction to BASIS – Crop Protection
- Plant Breeding and Trial Design for Registration
Listed below are the optional modules students are to pick from for this course, however they are subject to availability. If you would like to view each module in greater detail, please click each module title:
- Biodiversity, Conservation & Ecosystem Services
- Biological Invasions in Changing Environments
- Microbiomics and Metagenomics
- Challenges in Global Food Security
- Marketing Management
- Accounting and Financial Management
- Business Strategy
Interactive lectures, short question and answer sessions and interactive workshops/tutorials. Individual and team learning will be used for case study analysis.
Students will receive between 10 to15 contact hours per week
Class sizes can vary between 5 to 80 students, depending on the module
Assessment is continuous and varies between modules. It typically includes essays, seminar presentations, practical reports, oral evaluation and assessed group work. The project will be assessed by a seminar presentation and a thesis.
Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including:
- Bayer Crop Sciences
They have progressed into roles such as:
- Senior Field Technician
- Trainee Agronomist
- Agricultural Consultant and Product Specialist
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Full-time: 1 year
(September 2019 - September 2020)
Part-time: 2 years
(September 2019 - September 2021)
2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject
English Language Requirements
IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.
Department of Study
Location of Study
University of Warwick
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Up to five SLS Excellence Scholarships will be awarded as a 50% reduction of course fees. Awards will be based on past academic achievement and experience, motivation for study, extracurricular activities and vision for the future.
Additional Course Costs
Students are expected to have suitable clothing for field trips, including waterproof footwear.
Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.